Welcome to the

Francis Field Youth Foundation

a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Illinois Historic Landmark

801 E. Francis Road

P.O. Box 113

New Lenox, IL 60451

Interested in becoming a sponsor, volunteer, or board member?

Click on the "How You Can Help" page for current sponsorship opportunities.

Remember, FFYF is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible.

NOTE: If you have any questions on the status of upcoming events or rentals, please contact our event coordinator at (815) 722-3810.

2016 3rd largest AQHA Introductory Show

2017 4th largest AQHA Introductory Show

Who we are...

What we do...

The Francis Field Youth Foundation is a volunteer-run board of directors that oversees the Francis Field fairgrounds and field house, making it available to the community for various events and activities.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

To volunteer, please email: francisfieldorg@gmail.com

To be a sponsor of our field, please visit: How You Can Help

Our goal at Francis Field has always been to keep

this unique historic "green space" preserved for the youth of Will County and their families.

The property was donated in the 1950s to be used as the center of Will County's 4-H program. Although 4-H no longer operates out of the facility, FFYF keeps the tradition alive through our numerous events and fundraisers. We take pride in awarding college scholarships to deserving youth that have donated time to the facility over the years. (go to the 'Event Downloads and Information' page to get more info about eligibility and to download an application.)

The agricultural roots of Will County are still alive here at Francis Field.

Many horse shows, dog training classes, dog shows, and youth events are held in the riding arena, barns and field house. The Francis Field grounds and fieldhouse are perfect for community and family use. We always strive to support not-for-profit groups and try to make the facility available for them whenever possible.

Many clubs also utilize our facility for football, lacrosse, dance classes, and scouting events.

We have various events and exhibitions open to the public at all times of the year .

For more information email francisfieldorg@gmail.com